Synonyms for tap

Synonyms for (noun) tap

Synonyms: dab, tap, pat

Definition: a light touch or stroke

Similar words: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights


Synonyms: tap, wiretap

Definition: the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

Similar words: investigating, investigation

Definition: the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically


Synonyms: tap, spigot

Definition: a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Similar words: stopper, stopple, plug

Definition: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly


Synonyms: tap

Definition: a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

Similar words: tool

Definition: an implement used in the practice of a vocation


Synonyms: tap

Definition: a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

Similar words: plate

Definition: a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic


Synonyms: water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant

Definition: a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

Similar words: faucet, spigot

Definition: a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir


Similar words: plumbing fixture

Definition: a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building


Synonyms: pat, rap, tap

Definition: the sound made by a gentle blow

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: strike, tap, rap

Definition: a gentle blow

Similar words: bump, blow

Definition: an impact (as from a collision)

Usage: the bump threw him off the bicycle

Synonyms for (verb) tap

Synonyms: tap, beg, solicit

Definition: make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

Usage: Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce; My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest

Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for

Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service


Synonyms: tap, exploit

Definition: draw from; make good use of

Usage: we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer


Synonyms: tip, tap

Definition: strike lightly

Usage: He tapped me on the shoulder

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead


Synonyms: tap

Definition: cut a female screw thread with a tap

Similar words: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope


Synonyms: tap

Definition: pierce in order to draw a liquid from

Usage: tap a maple tree for its syrup; tap a keg of beer

Similar words: pierce

Definition: make a hole into

Usage: The needle pierced her flesh


Synonyms: tap

Definition: draw (liquor) from a tap

Usage: tap beer in a bar

Similar words: take out, draw

Definition: take liquid out of a container or well

Usage: She drew water from the barrel


Synonyms: tap, tapdance

Definition: dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes

Usage: Glover tapdances better than anybody

Similar words: trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance

Definition: move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

Usage: My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio


Synonyms: tap

Definition: walk with a tapping sound

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: pink, rap, tap, knock

Definition: make light, repeated taps on a surface

Usage: he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: wiretap, tap, bug, intercept

Definition: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

Usage: The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy; Is this hotel room bugged?

Similar words: eavesdrop, listen in

Definition: listen without the speaker's knowledge

Usage: the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations


Synonyms: tap

Definition: draw from or dip into to get something

Usage: tap one's memory; tap a source of money

Similar words: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank


Synonyms: tap

Definition: furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

Usage: tap a cask of wine

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater